2014 National Chesapeake Show Speciality

Thought I’d give a little update from our recent time at the Chessie National Specialty.

Jesse – GCH** CoolWater’s The Tide Is High – made it through two cuts in the breed ring.

Patton – CH CoolWater’s Patton’s Destiny is Some Great Thing – placed in sweeps and made the first cut in a very competitive breed ring.

Fen – SHR CoolWater’s Roane Point BN, RN- picked up two new titles Beginners Novice Obedience (BN) and Rally Novice(RN). She also earned her first leg towards her Companion Dog title (CD). In conformation, Fen took 4th in a large class with many other nice Chesapeakes. This gave Fen the Versatility award – qualifying in three events.

All in all I couldn’t be prouder of our crew and the dogs who did their best to give us 100% each time we asked.



SHR CoolWater's Roane Point

Size: 22″| Weight: 60 lbs.| Color: Medium Red-Brown| Coat: Very thick with ample texture

Fen lives in Georgia with her owner, Laurea Griggs.

Fen is very much like her grandmother, Morgan, in that she’s a very happy-go-lucky girl with an amazing temperament. She has never meet a stranger and she’s very out-going and friendly. She gets along well with other dogs both male and female.

Fen is an athletic and versatile girl with great trainability. She’s very birdy, a great marker with good drive and control. She’s quiet and steady at the line and in the blind. She’s a great companion as well – friendly and outgoing wtih a nice ‘off-switch’, relaxed and easy going in the house. Fen is currently training for her Senior and Seasoned titles. She’s been on ducks, quail, chukkars and pheasant.

Conformationally, Fen is sound and balanced. She finished her AKC Conformation Championship quickly and easily with 4 major wins.

Fen also has titles in hunt tests, obedience, rally, barn hunt and will be competing in agility soon. Here are a few of Fen’s accomplishments thus far:

        • Won the 4-6 month old puppy stakes at the 2013 National Field Trial Specialty.
        • Earned her UKC Started Retriever title, by going 4 for 4, at 9 months of age.
        • Earned her Junior Hunter title at 17 months of age.
        • Earned her Therapy Dog Title (THD)
        • Earned her IABCA (International) conformation title in one weekend.
        • Earned her AKC conformation championship with 4 majors at 15 months of age.
        • Earned qualifying legs towards her Beginners Novice Obedience (BN) title each time she entered.
        • Earned qualifying legs towards her Rally Novice (RN) title each time she entered.
        • Earned qualifying legs towards her CD title each time she entered.
        • Took 4th in a very competitive 12-18 mos. class a the 2014 American Chesapeake National Show Specialty.
        • Earned qualifying legs towards her Rally Advanced (RA) title each time she entered.
        • Earned qualifying legs towards her Rally Advanced Excellence (RE) title each time she entered. (She earned her RA and RE titles the same weekend).
        • Earned her barn hunt title her first weekend attempting the endeavor with two high in trials.

We look forward to watching Fen grow up and see her do some fun things in her future.

All of Fen’s clearances are listed below. They can also be found here.
OFA – Hips: Good
Elbows: Normal
Dental Dentition: Normal
DM: Clear
CERF: Normal
Cardiac: Normal
EIC: Clear by parentage
PRA: Clear by Parentage

U-SHR AKC/Int’l CH CoolWater’s Roane Point JH, CD, BN, RN, RA, RE, RATI, RATN, THD U-HR Int’l CH York River’s Up at Dawn CD, BN, RE, SH, NAP CH* Von Hausman’s Break O’ Day CH Cal-I-Co Almost Famous
CH Von Hausman’s Adelaide
Eastern Waters Follow Your Dream CH Chesachobee’s Odysseus
CH* Eastern Waters’ Chasin a Dream CD, RN
CoolWater’s SuperNova CH** Misty Hill Nash CH Prince Hannibal of Jala
CH Ches-shores Misty Hill Genesis
CH Silvercreek’s Spiced Rum Cabinridge’s Crack Me a Bud
BISS Am. GCH**/Can CH  Silvercreek Casbar’s Cheers

Show Update: Manassas, VA

Jesse The Chessie

GCH CoolWater’s The Tide Is High – “Jesse”

Jesse the Chessie (GCH CoolWater’s the Tide is High) had a great weekend by garnering herself a Group 2 placement on Saturday and a Best Of Breed win on Sunday.

Thank you to Judge Robert D. Ennis for this honor.

What a Weekend!

Boy, I love it when I receive news that I wasn’t expecting. It was a great weekend for our gang and I thought I’d share some of the updates:

  • Fen (Logan x Nova) – SHR CoolWater’s Roane Point – picked up her first Junior Hunter pass and her sire his first Master Hunter pass in GA.
  • Patton (Logan x Nova) – CH CoolWater’s Patton’s Destiny Is Some Great Thing – completed his AKC Championship in Springfield, MA.
    • Patton finished his Championship in 5 weekends with 3 majors at just under 10 months of age!
  • Oak (Nash x Morgan) – GCH* Jala’s Misty Hill CoolWater Oak – earned 3-Group 3’s and 1-Group 2 win in Birmingham, Alabama.

I am just over the moon excited for everyone and their accomplishments! What a wonderful weekend.

Good Show Weekend

GCH CoolWater's The Tide Is High - "Jesse"

Jesse in the group ring in York, PA .

It was a nice, successful, show weekend in Maryland.

Friday, Jesse (Bronze GCH CoolWaters The Tide Is High), took BOS (Best Opposite Sex – the best dog of the sex opposite to the best of breed winner) to the #1 Chessie in the country.

On Saturday, she had a repeat performance at the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club Specialty where there were nearly 30 entries (if I counted right)

And, to round out the weekend, Sunday, she did it again!

We can’t complain about a weekend like that, not one bit.

Jesse the Chessie

GCH CoolWater's The Tide Is High- "Jesse"

GCH CoolWater’s The Tide Is High- “Jesse”

We had a very nice surprise this weekend. Jesse, who has been taking some time off  from showing, came back out this weekend in preparation for her attendance at the Eukanuba shows at the end of the year.

This weekend, each day she was entered, she took Best Opposite Sex to the #1 Chessie in the country. The entries averaged to about 17-18 Chesapeakes each day  – as such these placements were nice wins for her.

She received many compliments both from judges and other Chesapeake breeders and we couldn’t be prouder.


CoolWater's Fly Me To the Moon - Gabby


CoolWater's Fly Me To The Moon - Gabby

SHR CoolWater’s Fly Me To The Moon – Gabby

Gabby is 23″, 72 lbs. and dark sedge. Her coat is very course, very short and thick.

She resides in Mississippi and is co-owned with Kevin & Pam Goodrum and Connie Colvin of Alabama. She is primarily a hunting companion.

Gabby is highly intelligent and very active. She is proving herself to be easily trainable and she picks up on concepts well. She is a fast and stylish retriever with good marking ability. Gabby earned her UKC  Started Hunting Retriever title (SHR) by going 4 for 4.

Temperament wise Gabby is very friendly and social.

Conformation wise, Gabby has many nice attributes – beautiful head with little ears/nice ear set, nice topline, great depth of chest and an underline which many Chesapeakes lack. Gabby has shown limitedly in AKC shows. She currently has 10 points (including a major).

She will periodically continue running hunt tests and showing to finalize her championship and we will update the website with her progress.

OFA Hips CB-10559G26F-VPI- Good
OFA Elbows CB-EL2436F26-VPI- Normal
DM – Carrier
EIC – Normal/Clear
Cardiac – Normal


SHR CoolWater’s Out On A Limb JH CH PondHollow
BroadWater Bear SH
Ch Cal-I-Co Twist of Fate Ch** Pond Hollow Bering Sea Ch/CanCh*Redlion’s Big Business JH WD
Ch Pond Hollow Abilene
Ch Cal-I-Co Raspberry Reef Ch Cal-I-Co’s American Flyer
Ch Cal-I-Co Bimini
 Ch Pond Hollow Anguilla Ch Penrose Punt Gunner Gamescout WD Arnac Bay Jetsam WDX
Penrose Limited Edition
Ch Rocky Creek Rosamond Swan BISS Ch** Pond Hollow Morocco
Ch*/Can Ch Homespun At Rocky Creek

SHR Jessie’s On Her way CD, JH
Cajun Breaux CH* Chesagrove’s KodiakSport CD, MH, WDQ CH Eastern Waters The Equalizer
CH Pinebrook Chesagrove Carrie CDX, JH
Lakebreeze’s Caddyshack JH FC/AFC Ed’s Turnpike Drifter MH***
Lakebreeze’s Ginger Ale
Cajun BayouQueen ****DC/AFC Coot’s GypsyClipper MH*** ROMQ Captain Cody’s Coot Catcher MH, WDQ***c
CH Chip’s Gypsy of Caroway WD
Eastin’s Brown Starr Catcher Magnum DI
Falcon’s Candy Can
CoolWater’s SuperNova Ch** Misty Hill Nash Ch Prince Hannibal of Jala Ch**/Can Ch Chesacola’s Brutus Beefcake CD Buck Conquistador Bug Bee
Chesacola’s Dixie Brown
Haute Jala Southern Belle Wyndhams Decoy of Jala
Jala’s Turtle Bay Jessie
Ch Ches-Shores Misty Hill Genesis Ch Chestnut Hills Marketeer Ch* Chestnut Hills Coca Kele
Ch Chestnut Hills Arnac Wye Oak WD
Ch* Ches-Shores Princess Tala Ch Chesabar Decoy of Chestnuthil
Ch Chesabar Decoy of Chestnuthil
CH Silvercreek’s Spiced Rum Cabinridge’s Crack Me a Bud Ch Chesabar’s Mt”n” Brusiser CD JH WDX Ch Chesabar’s Star of Obadiahs CD
Ch/Can BISS Ch Chesbar’s Brittany
Ch Cabinridge’s Favorite Fergie Ch Ches-Shores Crazy as a Loon
Ch Cabinridge’s Glowing Amber
BIS/BISS Ch**/Can Ch Silvercreek Casbar’s Cheers Ch*/Can BIS Ch** Silvercreek Remington Steele JH WD Ch Pond Hollow Calico Key Largo
Ch**/Can Ch*/PR Ch*/WW97 Silvercreek I Love Lucy JH WD
Mattamuskeet’s Diamond Maggie G Ch* Sand Bar’s Cast in Stone
Ch Mattamuskeet Lady of the Lake

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies

Puppies! Logan x Nova

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppies

Nova and Puppies

This morning, Nova delivered 12 beautiful puppies – 4 girls and 8 boys. While there are some color variations, it appears most are varying shades of brown with one being a very light brown (or maybe dark deadgrass). They are all healthy and range from 8 -13 oz. at this time.

Nova is resting comfortably and is being a very attentive mom. For more information on puppy availability or for more information on Nova/Logan please contact us at: [email protected] or 407.212.1741.

Sometimes it’s for the best.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever  Puppy

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try to screen a home, life just happens and a puppy just doesn’t work out for one reason or another.

This is “Bear”, a male Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy. His name was formally “Willoughby”. When Bear was about 12 -weeks old he was returned to us. He didn’t do anything wrong and there was nothing wrong with him. His new owners just were not as equipped to handle a young dog, a puppy, as they thought they might be.

Thankfully, I quickly made a phone call to a seasoned Chessie home and they welcomed the puppy into their home with open arms.

Bear is currently 7 months old and is doing some field training as he will be hunted over later this year. His owner reports he’s doing doubles and is casting in any direction and he told me today, that he cannot stress how impressed he is with how easy he learns.

My point is not that he’s a fabulous puppy (although I do think he’s pretty cute) but that sometimes when a home doesn’t work out it’s for the best

Show Update – Maryland: Chesapeake Bay Retriever – CoolWater’s The Tide Is High

GCH CoolWaters The Tide Is High - "Jesse"

GCH CoolWaters The Tide Is High – “Jesse”

It’s been awhile since Jesse has been out on the show circuit. She took several months off and just stepped back into the ring mid-February. Unfortunately, this meant she missed Eukanuba at the end of 2012 and Westminster in early February (2013). Taking the time off, affected her overall ranking for 2012. Regardless, we’re very proud of how she ended the year – Jesse was the #11 Chesapeake (breed points) for 2012.  This is very good considering she wasn’t shown for several months.

So, onto 2013..

Jesse’s first weekend out in 2013 didn’t disappoint. Saturday, Jesse took Best of Breed over 12 other Chesapeakes under judge Marianne Reder. On Sunday, she took Best Opposite Sex.  The judge was extremely complimentary to Jesse and couldn’t say enough nice things about her. Of course, we love judges who love our dogs. 🙂